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Encyclopedia > Coast Range

A Coastal range is any range of mountains forming a coastline.

The inland side of a coastal range may be in a rain shadow.


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AllRefer.com - Coast Ranges, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia (245 words)
Coast Ranges, series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high.
in Washington; the Coast Ranges in Oregon; the Klamath Mts., Coast Ranges, and Los Angeles Ranges in California; and the Peninsular Range in Baja California.
The Coast Ranges are rugged, geologically young mountains formed by faulting and folding and are composed mainly of granitic rock; the northern third is glaciated.
Pacific Coast Ranges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (216 words)
The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico.
The character of the ranges varies considerably, from the record-setting tidewater glaciers in the ranges of Alaska, to the low but rugged and scrub-covered hills of southern California, but the entire coast is consistent in dropping steeply into the sea, often resulting in photogenic views.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay north, it is common for humid air masses from the Gulf of Alaska to make landfall in one of the Coast Ranges, resulting in heavy precipitation, both as rain and snow, especially on their western slopes.
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